Fishing Report for February 17 – Leech Lake Fish House Rentals
Wind and snow ruled the week once again. A fresh 4-5 inches of snow followed by 40mph gusts of wind on friday created a headache for everyone trying to fish this last weekend. With that said, here is your current ice and fishing report for Leech Lake.
Main Lake – Conditions out of Andersons Pine Point Resort have deteriorated a bit over the last week. Ice conditions are good and in the 22-26 inch range, but new snow and wind have made off road traffic nearly impossible. Resorts all over the lake have been busy trying to plow new roads out of accesses all over the lake. Fishing reports early in the week were strong with the perch bite getting better each day. Best depths were in the 16-18 foot breakline along the duck point areas using a plain hook and a rainbow chub. Walleye reports have been mostly limited to a fish or two during the overnight hours in 13-15 ft. Northern Pike remain active in the area as always, however most fish being caught now are in the protected slot of 22-26 inches.
Walker Bay – conditions in the bay have remained the same. Lots of snow and some flooding occurring in certain areas of freshly plowed roads. Ice depths range from 16-18 inches in most areas, however the weight of the snow especially when piled up on the sides of roads from plowing is what has been causing most flooding. The best walleye bite is coming from the Cedar Point and Breezy point areas along the sharpest breaks in 20-28ft of water. A few limited reports in the Sand Point area in the 10ft range have been reported as well. A few eelpout are starting to show up in the overnight hours along sharp shoreline breaks in Walker Bay as well using bright glow spoons and 2-3 minnows.
We are completely booked for this weekend, but still have limited availability for the last weekend of February. Give us a call to book your next sleeper or day house rental.